MAFF permits rice planting in evacuation zone

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries permitted rice planting in 96 households (73 ha) of evacuation zone in Tamura city Fukushima, where the annual dose is under 20mSv/y.

They also permitted 1200 households to produce rice in Fukushima, Soma, Nihonmatsu and Da-te city, where is 380 ha in total.

In 2012, rice planting was not permitted in these areas.

In order to preserve rice field and the motivation of farmers, MAFF is going to permit rice planting in other evacuation zones (under 20mSv/y) on the requests residents too.




Français :

Le ministère de l’Environnement autorise la culture du riz dans les zones évacuées

Le ministère de l’Agriculture, de la Forêt et des Pêches a autorisé la plantation de riz dans 96 foyers (73 ha) de la zone d’évacuation dans Tamura de Fukushima où la dose annuelle est en-dessous de 20 mSv/an.
Ils ont aussi autorisé la production de riz à 1 200 exploitants des communes de Fukushima, Soma, Nihonmatsu et Da-te, soit 380 ha au total.
En 2012, planter du riz était interdit dans ces régions.
Pour préserver les rizières et la motivation des agriculteurs, le MAFF va aussi autoriser des plantations dans d’autres zones évacuées (en-dessous de 20mSv/an) à la demande des habitants.

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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


January 2013